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IMPLACABLE EVIL: Militant Muslim group Boko Haram terrorizes Nigeria

IMPLACABLE EVIL: Militant Muslim group Boko Haram terrorizes Nigeria Watch

Africa

Boko Haram, whose name means that "Western education is sin" in the native Hausa language of Nigeria, has leaped once again into international ...

Algerian presidential election ends in violence, much disappointment

Algerian presidential election ends in violence, much disappointment Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

The Algerian presidential election ended in accusations, invectives and violence. The disappointment here is palpable: Elderly and infirm ...

Speaking out: Reporters Without Borders tell U.S. Secretary Kerry about Algeria's issue

Speaking out: Reporters Without Borders tell U.S. Secretary Kerry about Algeria's issue Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

United States Secretary of State John Kerry made a two-day visit to Algiers on the second and third day of April. Kerry touched down in the ...

Vowing not to repeat mistakes of Arab Spring, Mauritanians forge new democracy

Vowing not to repeat mistakes of Arab Spring, Mauritanians forge new democracy Watch

Africa

For the first time, the African nation of Mauritania is in the position to lay down the foundations of a democratic government. That nation's ...

Africa's Sahel region still under iron fist of terrorist groups

Africa's Sahel region still under iron fist of terrorist groups Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

Composed of the nations of Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania and Niger, the Sahel region of Africa remains under the stranglehold of several ...

Militant Muslims abduct more than 100 schoolgirls at gunpoint

Militant Muslims abduct more than 100 schoolgirls at gunpoint Watch

Africa

Over a hundred female students have been abducted by gunmen at a government secondary school in Chibok, Nigeria. The mass kidnapping is believed ...

Boko Haram suspected in numerous Nigerian massacres

Boko Haram suspected in numerous Nigerian massacres Watch

Africa

The Islamist insurgency group Boko Haram is suspected in a string of massacres throughout the African nation of Nigeria. The latest was an ...

Worst famine since 80s looms over Christian South Sudan

Worst famine since 80s looms over Christian South Sudan Watch

Africa

South Sudan is poised to experience the worst famine in Africa since the 1980s unless aid is sent to the region by the end of May. About 3.7 million ...

Lives of 50,000 undernourished children on the line in war-torn South Sudan

Lives of 50,000 undernourished children on the line in war-torn South Sudan Watch

Africa

The youngest -- and henceforth the most vulnerable citizen's of the world's newest nation is under threat of hunger and mass starvation.  ...

Algeria's clemency law remains in effect preceding presidential elections

Algeria's clemency law remains in effect preceding presidential elections Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

After more than 15 years of bloodshed and turmoil, Algeria is at the crossroads. For terrorist groups that wish to receive an olive branch, the ...

Sensible growth benefits Algeria after spike in oil prices

Sensible growth benefits Algeria after spike in oil prices Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

It may not be a miracle - but it sure looks like one. In the past 30 years, Algeria has gone from being heavily indebted to a creditor nation. ...

Calm presides over city of Ghardaia after deadly sectarian clashes

Calm presides over city of Ghardaia after deadly sectarian clashes Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

In the city of Ghardaia, south of Algiers hundreds of police are striving to maintain a precious calm after deadly sectarian clashes. A week of ...

HIV project funded by the U.S. raided by Ugandan authorities on pretext that it was 'training youths in homosexuality'

HIV project funded by the U.S. raided by Ugandan authorities on pretext that it was 'training youths in homosexuality' Watch

Africa

Claiming that it was "training youths in homosexuality, the Ugandan government Uganda police raided a U.S. - funded HIV project. The action took ...

Elderly nun, two priests abducted by gunmen from West African village.  Oh, we forgot to tell you, the nun is 80 years old.

Elderly nun, two priests abducted by gunmen from West African village. Oh, we forgot to tell you, the nun is 80 years old. Watch

Africa

A Canadian nun, 80-year-old Sister Gilberte Bissiere was abducted, along with two Italian priests by a gang of armed kidnappers this past ...

 Doctors scrambling to contain Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Doctors scrambling to contain Ebola outbreak in West Africa Watch

Africa

Medical authorities re growing increasingly frantic. Begun in Guinea, an Ebola outbreak has since claimed the lives of 84 people. Even worse, ...

Deadly Ebola virus outbreak, begun in Guinea now hits Liberia

Deadly Ebola virus outbreak, begun in Guinea now hits Liberia Watch

Africa

One of the most horrifying diseases known to man - Ebola, a hemorrhagic fever where the victim's internal organs literally melt away - has ...

Ancient burial site said to contain treasures that dwarf Tutankhamun's

Ancient burial site said to contain treasures that dwarf Tutankhamun's Watch

Africa

An ancient Egyptian burial ground that is being highly sought after by archaeologists is said to make the treasure of Tutankhamun's tomb look ...

More than a million displaced in South Sudan instability

More than a million displaced in South Sudan instability Watch

Africa

The situation will only get worse, the United Nations says. More than one million people have been forced from their homes by the ongoing ...

Ebola finds its way to capital of Guinea

Ebola finds its way to capital of Guinea Watch

Africa

At least 63 deaths in the West African nation of Guinea has been linked to the deadly Ebola virus.  Now - the outbreak has spread to the ...

Disturbing images from the Congo reveal the impact of civil war

Disturbing images from the Congo reveal the impact of civil war Watch

Africa

The Congo is one of the most troubled states in the world. The massive, central African country is home to dozens of ethnic groups and even more ...

Bat-eating ban enacted in Guinea to halt spread of Ebola virus

Bat-eating ban enacted in Guinea to halt spread of Ebola virus Watch

Africa

The African nation of Guinea has banned the sale and consumption of bats in order to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, Health ...

Hidden tattoos on ancient mummies discovered by historians using hospital CAT scans

Hidden tattoos on ancient mummies discovered by historians using hospital CAT scans Watch

Africa

Ancient Egyptians suffered from the same health issues that modern man faces today, such as high cholesterol, fatty diets and bad toothache. ...

I like you.  Now I am going to rape you. Women activists march in Mozambique over 'rape-marriage' ruling

I like you. Now I am going to rape you. Women activists march in Mozambique over 'rape-marriage' ruling Watch

Africa

A horrible and antiquated law in Mozambique - which exonerates the rapist of all charges if he marries his victim - is being protested by the ...

OUTBREAK! At least 59 people dead from ebola in Guinea

OUTBREAK! At least 59 people dead from ebola in Guinea Watch

Africa

At least 59 people in Guinea have died as a result of the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. The deadly hemorrhagic fever, which is 90 percent ...

Sectarian violence in Central African Republic reported at terrifying levels

Sectarian violence in Central African Republic reported at terrifying levels Watch

Africa

As the situation grows even worse in the Central African Republic, France has deployed 2,000 troops to its former colony to support a ...

Muslims flee Central African Republic - only 1,000 remain out of 100,000 in capital

Muslims flee Central African Republic - only 1,000 remain out of 100,000 in capital Watch

Africa

Fleeing religious violence, fewer than 1,000 Muslims remains out of the more than 100,000 Muslims who once lived in Bangui, the capital of the ...

Four Nigerian men accused of homosexuality

Four Nigerian men accused of homosexuality Watch

Africa

Four men have been found guilty of homosexual behavior by an Islamic court in northern Nigeria on March 6.

West African nation of Mauritania should take broader steps to stop slavery

West African nation of Mauritania should take broader steps to stop slavery Watch

Africa

While the West African nation of Mauritania has made progress towards fighting slavery, much still remains to be done to eliminate it ...